About Us


  • Build single family homes on your lot or ours
  • Build multi-family homes
  • Develop single and multi-family communities
  • Build out major commercial and residential renovations/additions
  • Manage income producing properties


Alex de Parry founded Ann Arbor Builders, Inc. in 1971 just after graduating from University of Michigan.

The company has since served as the umbrella under which its operating entities have developed many subdivisions, built hundreds of single and multi-family homes, completed numerous residential and commerical remodeling projects, and owned, restored and managed many residential and commercial properties throughout southeast Michigan, southeast and southwest Florida and southeast Georgia.

Now, more than 50 years later, Alex is still at the helm, making Ann Arbor Builders one of the oldest companies in Ann Arbor still owned and run by its founder. 

In all those years, the world has changed and homes have certainly evolved. Here's a fun look back.   

Alongside Alex, Betsy de Parry works closely with you from the design phase of your home through the selection process.

Betsy is vice president of marketing and sales and the associate broker of Green Smart Properties, a licensed Michigan real estate broker wholly owned by Ann Arbor Builders. 


When Alex founded Ann Arbor Builders back in 1971, he was lucky enough to land a few remodeling jobs.  Because he was young and inexperienced, he simply asked his clients what they wanted and then did it. 

His own inexperience at the start formed the very foundation of our company’s philosophy:  listen to our clients.  And that’s what we’ve been doing for more than 45 years.

You - our client - are the most important aspect of our business.  That's why we take a personal, partnering approach to every project we undertake.

We help you break down decisions into smaller, manageable parts so that the process is fun and exciting rather than overwhelming. And as your partner, we'll see you through every step of the process, from beginning to end and long after.


Since 1971, Ann Arbor Builders, Inc. has built more than homes and communities.  We’ve built strong relationships with our clients and business associates that have withstood the test of time.

We’re especially proud of the families who have trusted us to build more than one home for them . . .and of the referrals our clients send to us.  We consider these endorsements the highest compliment, and we attribute them to our clients’ satisfaction.  And satisfaction must be earned one client, one project, at a time.

You can rely on our years of experience to build a home that you'll be proud to own and happy to live in. And you can depend on all of us at Ann Arbor Builders, Inc. to build your home as if it were our very own.  That’s a promise we make and a promise we keep.


Alex is Past President and Life Director of the Building and Remodeling Association of Greater Ann Arbor (BRAG) and serves on various councils of the association.  He and Betsy proudly support a number of organizations including Avalon Housing, The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).